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News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day

India TV News Desk New Delhi 24 Aug 2016, 20:00:03 PM IST
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National News-

Subamarine data leak: It's a case of hacking, says Defence Minister; seeks report from Navy

Defense minister Manohar Parrikar today sought a report from Indian Navy on the leak of classified data on India's Scorpene submarines. Talking to reporters, Parrikar said that issue came to his knowledge at midnight and he believes it's a case of hacking. Read More

Never blamed RSS, as an institution, for Mahatma Gandhi’s killing: Rahul Gandhi tells SC

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today told the Supreme Court that he never blamed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), as an institution, for assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. Read More

Cabinet clears draft bill on surrogate motherhood, proposes complete ban on commercial surrogacy

A draft bill which proposes complete ban on commercial surrogacy was today cleared by the Union Cabinet. Read More

Baloch ‘freedom fighters’ burn Pakistan’s national flag, wave tricolour

Baloch ‘freedom fighters’ today continued their protest against Islamabad with several persons burning Pakistan’s national flag and waving the tricolour with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s posters. Read More

Can’t misuse defamation law, public figures must face criticism: SC reprimands Jayalalithaa

The Supreme Court today rebuked the AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu for allegedly misusing the defamation law through a number of defamation cases filed against opposition leaders in the state Assembly. Read More

6.8 magnitude earthquake jolts Myanmar; tremors felt in Patna, Guwahati, Kolkata

Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the richter scale today jolted Myanmar and northeast part of India. Tremors were also felt in Patna, Guwahati, Kolkata and Lucknow. Read More

International News-

US concerned over human rights situation in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir

Expressing concern over human rights situation in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), the US has called for working out differences peaceably and through a valid political process. Read More

Pakistan ‘main transit country’ for trafficking of Afghan drugs: UN report

In yet another embarrassment for Islamabad, a UN report has revealed that Pakistan is the main country through which narcotics produced in Afghanistan are transported to the rest of the world. Read More

North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan, claims Seoul

South Korean military has claimed that North Korea today test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in waters off its east coast. The launch took place near the port city of Sinpo around 5.30 a.m. (local time). Read More

Business News-

Touch, display issues troubling iPhone 6, 6 Plus users, Apple can’t ‘identify’ the problem

A growing number of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users are reporting touch responsiveness issues combined with a strange flickering gray bar at the top of the display. Read More

Govt plans 50 new airports in next three years to ramp up regional connectivity

India will build 50 new airports in the next three years as part of its plan to boost regional connectivity, said civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in an interaction with reporters in Mumbai on Tuesday. Read More

Entertainment News-

Deepika Padukone beats Priyanka Chopra, makes it to top 10 highest paid actresses in the world

One of Bollywood leading actresses, Deepika Padukone has now joined the Hollywood league of the highest paid actresses across the world. Forbes has recently released the coveted list of top 10 highest paid actresses in the world and DP ranks 10th in the list with an earning of $10 millions. Read More

‘Independent’, ‘Educated’ Nargis Fakhri is not a fan of marriage. Her latest statements are proof

Actress Nargis Fakhri, whose love life has gained a lot of attention has said that she is not into marriage and feels that it just a label. This has come at a time when reports of Nargis’ breakup with actor Uday Chopra have kept tabloids busy. Read More

Sports News-

Sakshi Malik receives grand welcome in Haryana, presented Rs 2.5 cr by CM Khattar

A rousing state reception was accorded by the Haryana government to the Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik after she arrived this morning from Rio de Janeiro. Read More

R Ashwin shatters Tendulkar and Sehwag’s record in Test cricket

While India outclassed West Indies on their home turf winning the four-Test match series 2-0 on Tuesday, star off-spinner Ravichandran Ahwin also achieved a remarkable feat. Read More